So, The Man of mine is a genius.
I even sent him a text message with the above picture attached saying “you’re a frickin genius!” Except that my stupid phone autocorrected it to “you’re a flickin genius!” Dude. Is “flickin” even a word? Really, autocorrect?
So, I had a half of a head of cauliflower left over from making my stuffed peppers, and my refrigerator was starting to look like Mother Hubbard’s cupboard (read: bare). As usual, I was whining to The Man about not knowing what to make with the leftover cauliflower, and he didn’t even hesitate.
Cauliflower Fried Rice.
Who knew it was so easy to make fried rice?! I searched a few recipes online to get ideas, and then went home and created my own based on what I already had in my fridge…which wasn’t a lot. But it was enough to make a pretty awesome dinner!
Yeah – that’s basically what I had left in my fridge, along with the cauliflower. The peas you see are what was left of my sugar snap peas from the farmers market the other week – in a moment of genius, I shelled the peas, diced my carrots, onion, and garlic, and that’s it! It was a snap – no pun intended. 😉
And unlike my stuffed peppers from yesterday – this recipe was also a snap! I sauteed the onions and garlic until they were translucent, then I added the peas and carrots (Jenny and me was like peas and carrots again…augh! I so need to go watch Forrest Gump) and sauteed the vegetables until they were tender – about 7 minutes or so.
Once they were good to go, I tossed in my cauliflower rice – it was about two cups, if I had to guess. I stirred it all to combine and added a couple of tablespoons of coconut aminos for flavor…
And I added in a lightly beaten egg! I have to admit – once I added the egg I was a little worried it would clump together and be weird, but as long as you lightly combine everything with your spatula, it totally works! I was actually really impressed – I thought I had ruined the entire thing.
Brilliant. This was a perfect quick and easy summer dinner – and a surefire way to get rid of some of the veggies in your fridge! A lot of the recipes I saw called for frozen vegetables, but I think the fresh probably taste way better. And have I mentioned it was super simple?